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On Vocation Blog

Welcome to On Vocation – a blog from The Wheaton Center for Faith & Innovation, just for staff and faculty of Wheaton College.

We know many of our students struggle with the concept of vocation—but it’s such a big, complicated subject, and we’re all so pressed for time! In On Vocation you’ll find concise, yet substantial pieces of vocational wisdom curated from our program materials, interviews with colleagues, media clips and more.

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Tags: Liberal Arts Vocation and Calling

Looking to the Future of Work

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

A level of uncertainty is often felt by college students and their parents when thinking about the future of work, and it isn't just a general fear of change--they wonder about the stability of the future they are working so hard to achieve.

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Tags: Vocation and Calling

Vocation as Preposition

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

Is vocation more like a noun or a verb? This post reflects on Kathleen Cahalan's new take on the kinds of words we use when we think about vocation.

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Her Galloping Commitment

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

Dorothy L. Sayers was so passionate about vocation that her friend C. S. Lewis once wrote her “Hey! Whoa!” in response. Her galloping commitment to “Christian work” – which for her potentially included all work – developed out of life experiences.

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Tags: Spiritual Formation

Benediction

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

In this brief, TED-style video, Dr. Vince Bacote takes the idea of "benediction" and applies it to our work in a pluralistic world.

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From "The Call" to "On Call"

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

Opus Director Chris Armstrong makes the case for the critical importance of seeing calling as plural rather than singular—we all have multiple callings at any given time, and they change over time.

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Why Skills Trump Passion

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

This issue features a chapel talk video on "why students should not follow their passions" along with a short summary and reflection questions. The talk was given in October 2016 by Bethany Jenkins from Kings College.

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Tags: Spiritual Formation

From Worldview to Way of Life

Posted by Center for Faith and Innovation

What do the classic spiritual disciplines have to do with students becoming the sorts of people who will work hard and well to help others flourish? And how can we - their teachers and mentors - help them in the process?

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